10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pedoulas
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Paphos
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Mackenzie Beach and Landa Beach. Get some historical perspective at Salamis Ancient City and Zenobia Wreck. Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta City Walls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Sea Caves, kick back and relax at Ayia Thekla Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ayia Napa route maker website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ayia Napa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Ayia Napa is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in December; daily highs in Ayia Napa reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Larnaca
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Scuba & Snorkeling
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls

2
nights
Nicosia

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis, take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, don't miss a visit to Buyuk Han, then steep yourself in history at Mavi kosk, and finally contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Arabahmet Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Virgin Mary Chrisaliniotissas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysospiliotissa Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Saint Herakleidios, then examine the collection at Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the holy cross.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nicosia trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monastery of Saint Herakleidios, Mavi kosk, Church of the holy cross, Mavi Kosk - Blue House, Chrysospiliotissa Church
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Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum
Monastery of Saint Herakleidios ©
Monastery of Saint Herakleidios

1
night
Pedoulas

Pedoulas ©
Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia tou Moutoulla, see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Sozomenos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pedoulas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Pedoulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of Agios Sozomenos, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Panagia tou Moutoulla, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
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Panagia tou Moutoulla ©
Panagia tou Moutoulla
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church ©
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

2
nights
Paphos

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get out on two wheels at STS Motor Rentals, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, then make a trip to The House of Dionysus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Agia Ekaterini and then stroll through Latchi Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paphos itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pedoulas to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. December in Paphos sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agia Ekaterini, Latchi Beach
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

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